The deadline for Apple to respond to the lawsuit brought against it by Cisco over trademark infringement in the use of the term “iPhone” was up yesterday. Apple’s response was to file for a 2 week extension, to which Cisco has apparently agreed. This statement on Cisco’s web site says that the 2 companies are continuing discussions to try to reach an agreement:
Apple and Cisco have agreed to extend the time for Apple to respond to the lawsuit to allow for discussions between the companies with the aim of reaching agreement on trademark rights and interoperability.
I am curious what could change in Apple’s position in 2 weeks that hasn’t changed in the 6 years since they’ve been trying to buy off the rights to the trademark, but I’ll hold any judgment until this extension is past.